Cold weather alert issued for Hamilton for Thursday night


Published March 3, 2022 at 12:48 pm

Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued another cold weather alert for overnight Thursday (March 3) as frosty temperatures are expected to set in.

According to Environment Canada, Hamilton will see temperatures dip to -14 degrees Celsius overnight which, with the wind chill, will feel like -20 at times.

A Cold Weather Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below -15 degrees Celsius or – 20 degrees Celsius with wind chill.

Temperatures will remain quite frosty into the wee morning hours of Friday but will warm up to above freezing as the day gets going.

The cold weather alert remains in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

During a cold alert, select local rec centres are available as community warming centres for those who need to keep warm:

  • Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster
  • Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, 876 Cannon St E, Hamilton
  • Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1150 Main St W, Hamilton
  • Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre, 150 Violet Dr, Hamilton
  • Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market St S, Dundas
  • Huntington Park Recreation Centre, 87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton
  • Sackville Hill Senior Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
  • Stoney Creek Recreation Centre, 45 King St W, Stoney Creek
  • Westmount Recreation Centre, 35 Lynbrook Dr, Hamilton

Select community partner agencies are offering warm places or extended hours of operation as drop-in sites during cold alerts:

  • The Hub
    78 Vine Street, Hamilton, ON (at Vine and Park)
    Regular hours of operation: Daily from 5 pm to 9 pm
    Extended hours of operation during Cold Alert: 11 pm to 7 am
  • Wesley Day Centre
    Offers a drop-in centre for individuals 22 years of age and older
    52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton, ON
    Phone: 905-528-5640 ext. 195
    Extended hours of operation during Cold Alert:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm & 5 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm & 7 pm to 9 pm
    Sunday 1 to 5 pm
    Cold Alert extended hours of operation: Daily 10 pm to 6 am

Learn more about the Community Cold Response and access a complete list of drop-in locations and hours of operation on the City of Hamilton website.

Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0.

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